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How to Crochet a Cross in Bobbles Pocket Prayer Cloth

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Learn how to crochet a cross using the bobble stitch. This pocket prayer cloth makes a great gift for anyone.

This small crochet rectangle is perfect for placing in your pocket. The crochet cross is made in bobble stitch.

This pocket prayer cloth is the next crochet pattern in my Crochet for Cancer series. When you or a loved one are going through cancer treatments this crochet cross is a reminder of His love.

I love the bobble stitch. It’s perfect for creating the cross effect.  For this sample I use two contrasting colors to make the cross pop.

I hope you can crochet a few of these prayer cloths and gift them to someone who would benefit from it.

Pocket pray cloth crochet pattern with cross in green.

You can purchase the ad-free, well formatted PDF Pattern in one of my shops. Scroll down for the free pattern!


Materials

  • Two contrasting colors of #4 medium worsted weight yarn. I chose I Love This Yarn in Mid Green (Color B) and I Love This Yarn in Purple (Color A.
  • 5mm US-H crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • scissors

My favorite Hooks are Furls* and Clover*!

Gauge

3 1/2 sc X 4 rows = 1″

Size

Finished prayer cloth measures 5.75″/14.6cm X 4.5″/11.4cm.

Abbreviations:

Ch = chain

SC = single crochet

(# of stitches at the end of a row)

Special Stitches

Bobble: yarn over & insert hook into stitch to be worked, *{yarn over & pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook)}, repeat from * 4 more times (loops on hook will increase 1 each time, end with 6 loops on hook), yarn over & pull through all 6 loops on hook, chain 1 to secure bobble.

If you like a full tutorial on the bobble stitch check this one out. I don’t use the ch 1 to close, but you can see how to crochet the bobble.

Notes

When changing colors, finish the stitch before with the new color. Crochet over the old color and pick it up again when needed. See my post on color changing tips for more details.

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Purple rectangle with green crochet cross in bobbles.

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Crochet cross on purple pocket size cloth.

How to Crochet a Cross Prayer Cloth

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $5

A free crochet pattern for a pocket size prayer cloth featuring a crochet cross in bobbles.

Materials

  • Two contrasting colors of #4 medium worsted weight yarn. I chose I Love This Yarn in Mid Green (Color B) and I Love This Yarn in Purple (Color A).

Tools

  • 5mm (H) hook
  • yarn needle
  • scissors

Instructions

In Color A Ch 14.

  1. Row 1: SC into 2nd chain from hook and each chain across, ch 1, turn. (13)
  2. Row 2: SC across, ch 1, turn. (13)
  3. Row 3: SC in first 6 stitches, change to Color B, Bobble stitch in next stitch, change to Color A, SC in next 6 stitches, ch 1, turn. (13)
  4. Row 4: SC across, ch 1, turn (13)
  5. Row 5: SC in first 6 stitches, change to Color B, Bobble stitch in next stitch, change to Color A, SC in next 6 stitches, ch 1, turn. (13)
  6. Row 6: SC across, ch 1, turn. (13)
  7. Row 7: SC in first 6 stitches, change to Color B, Bobble stitch in next stitch, change to Color A, SC in next 6 stitches, ch 1, turn. (13)
  8. Row 8: SC across, ch 1, turn. (13)
  9. Row 9: SC in first 2 stitches, change to Color B, *{Bobble, SC} repeat from * 4 X, Bobble, change to Color A SC 2, ch 1, turn. (13)
  10. Row 10: SC across, ch 1, turn. (13)
  11. Row 11: SC in first 6 stitches, change to Color B, Bobble stitch in next stitch, change to Color A, SC in next 6 stitches, ch 1, turn. (13)
  12. Row 12: SC across, ch 1, turn. (13)
  13. Row 13: SC in first 6 stitches, change to Color B, Bobble stitch in next stitch, change to Color A, SC in next 6 stitches, ch 1, turn. (13)
  14. Row 14: SC across, ch 1, turn. (13)
  15. Row 15: SC in first 6 stitches, change to Color B, Bobble stitch in next stitch, change to Color A, SC in next 6 stitches, ch 1, turn. (13)
  16. Row 16: SC across, ch 1, turn. (13)
  17. Row 17: SC in first 6 stitches, change to Color B, Bobble stitch in next stitch, change to Color A, SC in next 6 stitches, ch 1, turn. (13)
  18. Row 18: SC across, ch 1, turn. (13)
  19. Row 19: SC across, ch 1, turn. (13)

Border:

  1. In the first corner: *{SC, ch1, SC},
  2. Continue to SC around, crocheting one SC in each row.
  3. Repeat * for each corner.
  4. Join with a slip stitch to the first SC and fasten off.
  5. Weave in ends.

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Eccola!

Gift this little handmade prayer cloth to someone in need!

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Kimberlee Dixon

Saturday 15th of January 2022

I just made one of these for a friend who is starting her 2nd battle with cancer. She needs some hope and I think this may help. Thank you for the pattern.

Christa

Monday 17th of January 2022

I'm so sorry your friend is battling cancer. I'm glad you can gift this prayer cloth to her at least. I'm praying for your friend.

kathy martin

Tuesday 20th of March 2018

Going to try this one for a friend who really neats a lift!

Christa18

Sunday 25th of March 2018

I hope you both enjoy ?

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